Meeting State-of-the-art Ventilation Solutions 9-10th Jan 2020 University of Leeds

We held a highly successful two-day conference on State-of-the-Art Ventilation Solutions, 9-10th January 2020 at the University of Leeds. Details of the programme are below:

Day 1

10.30 Registration and coffee Chair: Henry Burridge, Imperial College

11.00 Welcome – Cath Noakes, University of Leeds

11.10 Cold Draughts – Natural Ventilation in Winter, Owen Connick, Breathing Buildings/Hoare Lea

11.40 Ventilation Control – Opportunities for better indoor air? Abigail Hathway, University of Sheffield

12.10 Natural ventilation of rooms with doors and high-level vents: unbalanced exchange flows Tom Higton, Imperial College

12.25 An overview on research and development of the Pulse technique---a low-pressure measurement of building air leakage, Xiaofeng Zheng, University of Nottingham

12.40 What we think we know about the aerodynamic performance of windows, Patrick Sharpe, University of Nottingham

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Chair: Cath Noakes, University of Leeds

Keynote: Why Cites Matter, Monica von Schmalensee, Partner Arkitekt SAR/MSA, Sweden

14.45 Investigation of the emissions from diesel trains, the role of biofuels and their impacts on air quality, Jason Ferns, University of Leeds

15.00 Predicting natural ventilation potential in the urban environment, Zhiwen Luo, University of Reading

15.15 Unbalanced exchange flow in rooms and its implications for night-cooling, Nick Wise, University of Cambridge

15.30 Coffee

Chair: Malcolm Cook, Loughborough University

16.00 Introduction to UKRI Indoor-Outdoor network grant proposals

16.15 Debate – Is Natural Ventilation the best thing since sliced bread? Panel discussion on future challenges in ventilation

17.30 Day 1 close

Day 2

Chair: Paul Linden, Cambridge University

9.30 Thermal Comfort Around the World, Andy Acred & Golnaz Ighany, Foster + Partners

10.00 Home Ventilation Performance in Practice, Grainne McGill, Glasgow School of Art

10.30 Large eddy simulations of pollutants in a naturally ventilated room, Carolanne Vouriot, Imperial College

10.45 Longitudinal Indoor Environment Quality in Energy Efficient Dwellings: Preliminary Data from the VALIDate Project, James McGrath, NUI Galway

11.00 Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Based Data Assimilation in Indoor Environments for Accurate Lattice Boltzmann Real Time IAQ Prediction, Naveed Salman, University of Leeds

11.15 Coffee

Chair: Cath Noakes, University of Leeds

11.45 Think.Air: Residential Smart-Ventilation, Peter Keig, Smart-Ventilation Ltd

12.15 Domestic Kitchen Ventilation – A State of the Art, Benjamin Jones, University of Nottingham

12.45 Wrap up followed by lunch